Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech is in contention to face Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ziyech was the club’s first signing of the summer, but he has yet to make his competitive debut after picking up a knee injury during a pre-season game at Brighton & Hove Albion in August.
He was able to report for first-team training earlier this month and Lampard has now confirmed that the Moroccan will play some part against the Saints this weekend.
« Christian Pulisic is in the squad, he’s fit and ready, and Hakim Ziyech is also in the squad. He’s not fit to start but is fit enough to participate in some way, we hope, » He told the club’s official website.
Ziyech played for 31 minutes of Morocco’s 3-1 win friendly against Senegal at the Marrakesh Stadium. He still managed to make an impact with an assist.
The Blues have made a decent start to the season with seven points from four games. They will be hoping to register back-to-back wins when the Saints make the trip to west London.